The party is approximately 2 hours long. The first 20 minutes or so involve arrival and self-guided tours of the exhibit. Once everyone arrives, a naturalist will provide a program and activities for 45-60 minutes. These activities may include outdoor explorations, a behind-the-scenes tour of our Eagle prep room, feeding the backyard birds, a live animal presentation, or some combination of these… depending weather conditions and your child’s interest.
To promote green practices and reduce waste, Audubon provides all dishes, silver, cups and napkins. We’ll even do the dishes and the laundry for you! Please plan to take garbage home with you, as we do not have storage for the extra garbage generated by parties. (We are happy to compost organic waste, recycle any beverage containers, and keep any re-usable tissue paper for our craft supply closet.)
Click here for a handout called Tips for a Greener Party (PDF).
Schedule as far in advance as you can to secure a suitable date. Most parties are offered on weekends, but we can sometimes accommodate mid-week parties, especially during school breaks. We are busy, but flexible. Parties scheduled after normal business hours are also possible at an additional cost.
For a party for up to 15 children and associated adults:
- Members $120
- Non-members $175. The non-member price includes a one-year Friends-of-the-Nature-Center family membership with which you can enjoy free building admission, discounts on programs and in the store. For more on membership, click here.
For larger parties, we charge $5 for each additional child.
If you would like one of our naturalists to call you about a birthday party, please fill out and submit this form: